A Man of Principle


a film directed by Ralph Fiennes

Will the Tea Get Cold?

Today’s conservatives embrace movement rhetoric but not movement ideology

The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism

by Theda Skocpol and Vanessa Williamson

The Tea Party: Three Principles

by Elizabeth Price Foley

Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution

by Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin

They Clamor for Our Attention

The Renaissance Portrait from Donatello to Bellini

an exhibition at the Bode-Museum Berlin, August 25–November 20, 2011, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, December 21, 2011–March 18, 2012

Why Not Frack?

The End of Country

by Seamus McGraw

Under the Surface: Fracking, Fortunes, and the Fate of the Marcellus Shale

by Tom Wilber


a documentary film by Josh Fox

Work, Not Sex, At Last

Houellebecq’s ‘The Map and the Territory’

The Map and the Territory

by Michel Houellebecq, translated from the French by Gavin Bowd

Schools We Can Envy

What can we learn from Finland?

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

by Pasi Sahlberg, with a foreword by Andy Hargreaves

Some Like It Hot

A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers

by Michael Holroyd

The Mongrel Speech of the Streets

Green’s Dictionary of Slang

by Jonathon Green

The Abbey That Jumped the Shark

Is ‘Downton Abbey’ great television?

Downton Abbey

a television series created by Julian Fellowes

Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired Upstairs, Downstairs and Downton Abbey

by Margaret Powell

A Tale of Two Bishops and a Brilliant Saint

Ambrose and John Chrysostom: Clerics between Desert and Empire

by J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz

Ambrose of Milan: Political Letters and Speeches

translated from the Latin with an introduction and notes by J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz, with the assistance of Carole Hill

Font of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism

by Garry Wills

Augustine’s Confessions: A Biography

by Garry Wills

Once Out of Nature: Augustine on Time and the Body

by Andrea Nightingale

Africa’s Dirty Wars

Warfare in Independent Africa

by William Reno

The Storyteller and the Kid

Lost Memory of Skin

by Russell Banks

Dwight, the Passionate Moralist

Masscult and Midcult: Essays Against the American Grain

by Dwight Macdonald, edited by John Summers, with an introduction by Louis Menand

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